For a road map see multimap. Its capital is shared by the cities of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria,[14][15] which in turn are the capitals of the provinces of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas. All questions can't be solved in 3 steps! For life if you wish – the holiday benefits last as long as you hold the Bond. What are the national symbols of Eritrea? The no-profit user charge is all you pay when you book your holiday. The connection to dogs is retained in their depiction on the islands' coat-of-arms. Both types can transport large numbers of passengers and cargo (including vehicles). [75], After the establishment of a democratic constitutional monarchy in Spain, autonomy was granted to the Canaries via a law passed in 1982, with a newly established autonomous devolved government and parliament. According to the historian Pliny the Elder, the island Canaria contained "vast multitudes of dogs of very large size". Already in 1723, the Captain General of the Canary Islands Lorenzo Fernandez de Villavicencio had moved the headquarters of the General Captaincy of the Canary Islands from San Cristóbal de La Laguna to Santa Cruz de Tenerife. If, however, at some point you and your family no longer wish to holiday with us you can surrender your Bond back to the company after two years or more (subject to deferral in exceptional circumstances). HPB has no borrowings and all its assets, being the holiday properties, securities and cash, are controlled by HSBC Trustee (C.I.) Also known as Ferro, it was once believed to be the westernmost land in the world. Agosto de 2017", "Candelaria se prepara para recibir en agosto a 150.000 devotos de la Virgen", "El Heliodoro Rodríguez López cumple 90 años", The butterflies of the Canary Islands. The function of a Canarian city with full jurisdiction for the entire archipelago only exists after the conquest of the Canary Islands, although originally De facto, that is, without legal and real meaning and linked to the headquarters of the Canary Islands General Captaincy. Two of these have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the other two are part of Biosphere Reserves. The Dutch then laid siege to the city, demanding the surrender of all its wealth. Its capital is Puerto del Rosario. [2] The total area of the archipelago is 7,493 km2 (2,893 sq mi),[89] resulting in a population density of 287.4 inhabitants per square kilometre. It has been declared a Biosphere reserve by Unesco. The archipelago's beaches, climate and important natural attractions, especially Maspalomas in Gran Canaria and Teide National Park and Mount Teide (a World Heritage Site) in Tenerife (the third tallest volcano in the world measured from its base on the ocean floor), make it a major tourist destination with over 12 million visitors per year, especially Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. According to the historian Pliny the Elder, the island (presumably Gran Canaria) was named Canaria because it contained “vast multitudes of dogs of very large size.” This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. Are We Wrong To Think We're Right? Datos a nivel nacional, comunidad autónoma y provincia (Canarias)", "Macrobarómetro de octubre 2019, Banco de datos - Document 'Población con derecho a voto en elecciones generales y residente en España, Canarias (aut. According to a 2012 study by the Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas, when asked about national identity, the majority of respondents from the Canary Islands (49.3%) consider themselves Spanish and Canarian in equal measures, followed by 37.1% who consider themselves more Canarian than Spanish. [109], The Canary Islands have eight airports altogether, two of the main ports of Spain, and an extensive network of autopistas (highways) and other roads. It is said that the original inhabitants of the island, Guanches, used to worship dogs, mummified them, and treated dogs as holy animals. Dog, the bird canary was in fact named after the islands as it originates from there. The islands may have been visited by the Phoenicians, the Greeks, and the Carthaginians. Commemoration of. 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